In 2016 AMIA celebrated the launch of a new donation fund designated to support AMIA’s philanthropic giving plans. The new fund is aptly named, the AMIA Leadership and Education Award (LEAD) Fund.
2022 Awardees - Informatics Summit Travel Award
Vince Hartman is a Master’s student at Cornell Tech. This will be Vince’s first AMIA conference and presentation. The conference marks his first real participation with AMIA. Vince believes his research and startup career goals align well with AMIA. He intends to participate in the AMIA Informatics Summit and present his paper in order to gather industry input, clinical knowledge, and network with healthcare experts to help create a student business venture around his research. This opportunity also helps provide creditability for him and the creation of his future startup.
Nishant Jain is currently a PhD student at the University of Missouri’s MU Institute of Data Science and Informatics. Nishant looks forward to attending the Informatics Summit to dive deeper into topics of interest to him including data mining and consumer health informatics, especially through the lens of social media and to target population health. It's an opportunity to engage a wide range of advanced topics with a health informatics focus. Nishant has served as reviewer for three papers for AMIA 2020 & 2021 and participated in the Mental Health Informatics WG and the JAMIA Journal Club in 2020.
Sebastien Kiogou is a student at the University of Minnesota, Institute for Health Informatics. Sebastien has teaching and research aspirations after he graduates. Attending the Summit will give him an opportunity to present before peers and professors as well as to network. Sebastien contributed to a paper that was accepted in the 2020 Summit: The Evaluation of Clinical Classifications Software Using the National Inpatient Sample Database.
Fuchen Li is a student at Vanderbilt University and conducts his research at Wei's Lab at VUMC. For his summer semester research, Fuchen conducted research about the bias and fairness of machine learning models for cardiovascular disease prediction. His mentor recommended the AMIA conference as the best place to share his research findings. He submitted a poster to the AMIA Informatics Summit, and it was accepted. AMIA provides Fuchen with unique resources to understand the cutting-edge development of the field.
Jacqueline Penn is a medical student at Thomas Jefferson University - Digital Health scholarly inquiry track. Jacqueline is just getting started in bioinformatics. Jacqueline feels attending the AMIA Informatics Summit will allow her to explore the possibilities for physicians conducting bioinformatics research. Though physicians can now become board certified in informatics, her school has little opportunity to pursue this type of research. Attending this conference is her chance to see the breadth of research topics in bioinformatics, learn how to incorporate this type of work into her career, and connect with people in the field.
Mengying Yan is currently a second-year student at Duke University in the Biostatistics PhD program. She just started her research related to health informatics. The Informatics Summit will provide good opportunities for her to communicate with people who are interested in different topics within the informatics field. Mengying feels that the 2021 AMIA Symposium really opened her mind, and believes there's a lot to be learned from the AMIA Informatics Summit as well. It will help incorporate different perspectives into her current research and help clarify her career direction.